Rosebank Park, Harwich – Completed

Developed in partnership with Essex County Council and One Housing Group, a leading registered provider of housing, care and support

We have worked closely with both public and private sector stakeholder partners to deliver apartments that enable older people to continue to live independent lives with the added security of care and support. One Housing Group’s Season Senior Living manage the facility.

The scheme is supported with £1.7 million grant funding provided by Essex County Council One Housing Group is the Registered Provider providing housing management and care via its Senior Living team. The local authority will invest a total of £27 million to help create up to 1,800 new Independent Living homes to meet demand around the county over the next five years.

A 6,000 square metre building housing a range of health and social welfare services for local people including:

  • 58 stylish and self-contained apartments over three floors
  • 46 one bed and 12 two bed
  • All apartments above ground floor have wheelchair accessible balconies
  • Self-contained apartments over three floors
  • Communal facilities include:
    Attractive receptions and foyer
    Residents lounge
    Communal dining area and stylish licensed bar
    Assisted bathing suite
    Mobility buggy charging storeroom
    Wifi in all communal areas
    Private landscaped courtyard garden

A second building on the site contains a further 12 self-contained apartments.

“Essex has an ageing population and it is important the infrastructure is in place to meet people’s changing needs. We are committed to helping residents maintain their independence and facilities such as this play a vital role in ensuring we can continue to do that.”

Cllr Malcolm Maddocks
Essex County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Adults and Children

“Our ambition is to provide the maximum help we can so that people in later life can have the best quality of life at a cost we can afford. And that’s why our Independent Living programme, and Rosebank Park, are so important. Our investment has enabled people to have the quality of life that they want, in a safe and pleasant environment.”

Cllr John Spence
Cabinet Member for Health & Social Care, Essex County Council

Benefits delivered

  • Purpose built accommodation
  • Families know loved ones live in affordable long-term high-quality housing
  • Residents care is adapted to changing care needs
  • Carers benefit as more of their time is spent with individuals rather than travelling from site to site
  • Improved quality of life and peace of mind
  • A feeling of safety and security